Chickasaw Nation Election Secretary announces runoff election results

This article appeared in the September 2023 edition of the Chickasaw Times

Monetathchi wins in Tishomingo

ADA, Okla. -- Chickasaw Nation Election Secretary Rita Loder has announced Dusk Monetathchi as the winner of the Aug. 29, 2023 runoff election for Tishomingo District, Seat 3 on the Chickasaw Nation Legislature.

Mr. Monetathchi, of Sulphur, garnered 821 votes (55.175%), to defeat incumbent Steven Woods, of Davis, who received 667 votes (44.825%).

All Chickasaw Nation elected officials will take the oath of office Monday, Oct. 2.

Governor Bill Anoatubby and Lt. Governor Chris Anoatubby; three incumbent legislators, J. Lisa Impson, Ada, Dr. Karen Goodnight, Goldsby, Connie Barker, Marietta, and newly elected legislator, Dusk Monetathchi, and incumbent Chickasaw Supreme Court Justice, Cheri Bellefeuille-Gordon, Sulphur, will take oaths on Oct. 2.

For more information, contact Ms. Loder at (580) 310-6475 or 888-661-0137.

2023 Chickasaw Nation Runoff Election Results

Tishomingo District

Seat 3 Runoff election – Steven Woods, Davis – 667 votes
Seat 3 Runoff election – Dusk Monetathchi, Sulphur – 821 votes – winner